SALO’s heart goes out to Lineo’s close family and friends particularly her son Bokamoso, her mother, three sisters Rethabile, Thato and Puseletso.
Obituary: Lineo J. Chabana (1988 – 2018)
Ms Lineo Chabana was born in Matatiele on 21 January 1988 to Gerald and Flora Chabana and was the second of four siblings.
She completed her primary schooling at King Edward (Matatiele), and proceeded with her high school education at St Barnabas College, in Johannesburg, where she completed her Matric.
She obtained her BA Honours in Public Management at the University of Johannesburg, and was finalizing her Masters in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Pretoria.
Lineo assumed duty at the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) on 01 August 2014, as a Research Assistant (Assistant Director) in the Minister’s Office. She later joined the Directorate: Politics, Governance, Peace and Security Research (formerly known as PRAU) where she served until her passing on 13 January 2018.
As Colleagues we honour her positive legacy as a dedicated foreign service officer and the exemplary manner in which she served and promoted our country’s national interests.
She will be sorely missed by her son Bokamoso, her mother, three sisters Rethabile, Thato and Puseletso, extended family, friends and colleagues.
Robala ka khotso MaMohlakoane
Lineo was a former SALO staff member.
Poem taken from memorial service programme:
Missing you always
You never said I’m leaving
You never said goodbye
You were gone before we knew it
And no one knows why.
A million times I needed you
A million times I’ve cried
if love alone could have saved you
you never would have died
In life I loved you dearly
In death I love you still
In my heart I hold a place
that only you can fill.